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Old August 6, 2014, 02:31 AM   #26
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Have found many arrowheads, several of them real works of art. I have often wondered if the maker of them admired the beauty of them or viewed them as tools. Very similar to different ways we view our firearms. Very hard to hunt deer with one eye on the ground.
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Old August 6, 2014, 04:36 AM   #27
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i think it was the fungi i mentioned earlier. it makes alot things that arent comical in any manner, absolutely hilarious. btw......dont do drugs!!!!
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Old August 6, 2014, 08:11 AM   #28
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I understand, you're just a Fun-gi! (Somebody had to say it.)
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Old August 6, 2014, 10:31 AM   #29
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Never found anything useful, save game sign.

--At the range: two staplers on same day (left them; went back next day and gone)

--Hunting: (Lost) Two pocket knives, deer grunt call, 4 rounds of .280 ammo, polecat bipod, sunglasses, a glove, I'm sure a few other things. (Stolen) A strap-on stand, a Summit climbing stand (this last season), a nice feeder, and a doghouse blind.

The $85 G10 / S30V Kershaw Avalanche pocket knife hurt. Was crawling through briars that day on hands and knees, so it's in this one area somewhere, dangit.

Homey don't play stands, blinds, or cameras any more - too often stolen round here. I just stalk or sit in a chair exposed or sit on the ground on a slope now. Although I did like the climbing stand and wanted to keep it - my last stand that I hadn't given away or sold. As far as not using cameras, I want to enjoy the sheer surprise of not knowing beforehand if and when "the big one" comes my way. That's more important to me (the surprise factor), than trying to track down the big boys with cameras.
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Old August 6, 2014, 01:14 PM   #30
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A free lunch??

This happened to a shooting buddy of mine. He went to the pistol range and just off the parking area, he found a range-bag. Inside were two Kimbers and one Springfield Armory as well as related ammo and accessories. He proceeded to shoot and about 30-minutes later, here comes the frantic owner, looking everywhere for his bag. He finally asked my buddy if he had seen it. My buddy asked him to describe it, to confirm it was his. It was and my buddy reached into his truck and handed it to him. ....

Turns out that the guy, was a part owner a local fancy restaurant. Gave my buddy a card and offer of a free dinner which my buddy and his wife enjoyed. My buddy complained that drinks were not included. .....

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Old August 6, 2014, 07:27 PM   #31
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LOST: Five hang-on tree stands from a farm where a friend and I were the only hunters with permission to hunt the land. The guy who owned an adjacent timber initially accused me of stealing his hang-on stands until I explained that I had five stolen. He later met be at the gate to the farm I was on and apologized.
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Old August 6, 2014, 07:54 PM   #32
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Man, I tell you what - as a quick tangent on theft - I'm witnessing a bit of a meltdown right now on a lease that I used to be part of but got off of two years ago. But my friend stayed on with some new guys he doesn't know. Well my friend has been getting a LOT of stuff stolen in the last year, including nice Cuddeback cameras - he thinks it's the other guys on the lease with him. I tell him that there's no way it's the other guys; it's random trespassers coming up the river (public right of way) that divides the lease in two, or the neighbor's no-good friends. But my friend won't listen. He's convinced that these guys are stealing from him. So now there's a lot of tension but he doesn't want to get off the lease because he shot a record buck (like #14 on the all time state non-typical list) two years on this same property, so he thinks he will find its daddy or kid. It sounds really crappy. Glad I'm not on it to be involved in that drama (and getting my stuff stolen). Oddly, nothing of mine was ever stolen off that lease.
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Old August 7, 2014, 11:15 PM   #33
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I have lost a nice skinning knife in the woods, my Father's favorite box turkey call, and some cheap fishing lures. I have found some old fiberglass arrows, cheap fishing lures, a defunct 1968 Dodge Polara, left in the wooded swamp I hunt. My greatest find was problably an Under Armour Mossy Oak fleece cap, found by my stand during bow season 2010.
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Old August 8, 2014, 04:40 PM   #34
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A Ruger .22 semi-auto.

I’ve mentioned this before…back in the late ‘60’s I shot at an 8 position indoor range. .22 rifles. One night a week a pistol club used the range. The range closed from June till about mid-September. When we were closing it down we found a Ruger Mark something had been left by the pistol shooters.

We called but they had already broken up so the gun stayed with us rifle folk all summer.

Being young and being guys we felt compelled to function fire the Ruger to make sure it was ‘operational’ and then we felt we had to break it down and clean it after we shot it.

That led to the Ruger remaining disassembled for the rest of the summer because none of us (there were five or six of us) could figure out how to get it back together. Somebody finally managed it right at the start of the fall shooting season.

I still think 3 months to reassemble a Ruger, if not some kind of a record, is at least noteworthy.

When the pistol club met for the first time in the fall we heard that one of the members said something like ‘Oh yeah, that would be mine, must of left it on the bench.’ Apparently he hadn’t missed it all summer.
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Old August 8, 2014, 04:46 PM   #35
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Lost couple of knives over the years along with a few gloves. Never seem to lose a pair, just one.

Found lots of stuff. When 14 I walked up on a couple of guys stripping a 1969 Mustang. They were setting it on fire when I walked up. I set an Olympic record for the 2 mile run going home. Found a recently destroyed moonshine still a couple of years later.

A pair of Bushnell binoculars hanging from a tree branch well into a wilderness area. Too far gone to be used.

Over the last 20 years there have been 2 significant tornado's touchdown 60-70 miles west of here in Alabama. After both of those events I found the woods full of interesting debris during turkey season. W-2 forms, paychecks, building material, etc. Anything with an address I mailed back. I never have heard anything from anyone though.
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Old August 8, 2014, 05:19 PM   #36
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I've lost and found lots of great things ... including huge financial deals in my life. On balance I'm definitely ahead of the game. Here are a few of the interesting ones...

Found a Spyderco lockblade when I was living in Colorado. Public suburban street. It was laying on the edge of the road in the drainage area. Badly abused, broken tip.

Sent it to Spyderco and they are an awesome company with a great warranty. Received a brand new one in the mail a month later.

I was impressed. Still have that knife.

I've also found 2 rings. On a canoe trip with coworkers and their friends, there was some horseplay in the river. One guy called time out as he lost his wedding band. Nobody could find it in the water, and we have been drifting down stream. Against all odds, I saw it glint in the sunlight. Was a really cool feeling. I gave it back to the fella, and he was not nearly as appreciative as I would have expected... still annoyed by that.

In a parking lot, I stepped out and found a beautiful diamond ring. It had been run over and flattened, but the diamond was stunning. Nearby it I found a single beautiful diamond earring. I couldn't imagine what had caused some upset fiance or wife to toss her ring and earrings in the parking lot! As I took it to the jeweler to get it appraised, I was already spending the money in my head... a few mortgage payments, maybe a new handgun. Cubic zirconium. I took it to 3 jewelers to confirm. They were all expecting it to be real. Sadly, it was junk.

I've "lost" out on a few amazing deals in my life. Gun related, I passed up a rare Hipower but a buddy snapped it up. It was worth 5 times the asking price. I also passed up on a Python that was worth well more than the asking price. In both cases, I had the cash but was too foolish...

In the military lost equipment is common. One I recall was a SF E7 who set his 1911 on the fender of the MRAP, put on his kit, and climbed aboard. A few miles down the road, he realized his holster was empty. Gun had long been lost and likely snapped up immediately by a local.

I nearly lost something very valuable once in the military, in Iraq. I luckily did not. It would have ended my career. Thank GOD I didn't lose it. Losing stuff can truly happen to anyone. We are all accident prone.

Non-gun, but significant. I purchased a new home directly from the builder. No realtors involved. We sat down, and he completed the contract from a form, filling in the blanks. He wrote in the purchase price $xxx,xxx, signed it, and left the table while I reviewed it. I noticed the price was a full ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND $ less than we had agreed. I could have simply signed it, and taken the copy, and profited $100,000. But being the honest person I am, I notified him and we corrected it. I have to say though, that when faced with that situation, even the most honest person can be tempted ....
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Old August 9, 2014, 11:58 AM   #37
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Lots of knives found in Colorado !
I found a Bench Made Griptilian in the weeds while working next to a highway.
Also found 2 - one hundred dollar bills on a empty cigarette pack while doing an underground utilility locate next to another highway.
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Old August 9, 2014, 12:42 PM   #38
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Lost while running !!!

Back when I was a teenager or as some say; dumber than a Day-Old Boot. We use to hunt a nice stand of timber, just south of Tipton, IA. we never got skunked on hunting Squirrels. We also never asked anyone for permission to hunt there. One late morning, a pick-up truck with four men, pulled up and started yelling and coming after us. We obviously ran like heck and when we got to our car, I noticed that the .22 Derringer I always kept in my rear pocket, had fallen out. Sure missed that little guy but did learn a big lesson ...

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Old August 9, 2014, 02:04 PM   #39
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I just lost a remote!

It was right in front of me and now has vanished.
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Old August 9, 2014, 03:10 PM   #40
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...Under Armour Mossy Oak fleece cap, found by my stand during bow season 2010.
He got what he deserves for using your stand, ha ha.
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Old August 9, 2014, 03:33 PM   #41
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He got what he deserves for using your stand, ha ha.
If it was public land.... That's a nasty can of worms that you don't want to open. The discussions get pretty heated and ALWAYS result in a locked thread; and, often, one or more members being suspended or banned.
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Old August 9, 2014, 08:35 PM   #42
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Back when I was a teenager or as some say; dumber than a Day-Old Boot
Hey, that's not nice.
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Old August 10, 2014, 10:57 AM   #43
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I found the remote. I put in the box with the spare batteries.

I lost a nice tie in Washington, DC.
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Old August 11, 2014, 12:57 PM   #44
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the price was a full ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND $ less than we had agreed.
I hope when you reported sticky windows, water in the basement, squeaky doors etc., etc. he remembered this.
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Old August 13, 2014, 05:51 PM   #45
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Only thing I've lost of any value was a CRKT knife. Had it for less than a week before it fell out of my pocket somewhere.

Luckily I havent lost anything else. I don't imagine I would be too happy with myself.

I have forgotten where I put a gun a time or two, but I always knew they were somewhere safe in the house.
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